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Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age

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Ranjana Srivastava, Supriya Mohile, Melanie Joosten and Molly Carlile AM — Photo: Scott Limbrick

How do we ensure we get the health care we want, and deserve, in later life? What are the obstacles to providing individualised medical care for older Australians? How can medical practitioners and families navigate the fraught ethical questions around diminished capacity? How can elderly people take charge, and remain in control, of the crucial decisions that shape their days towards the end of their lives?

For this conversation, we bring together local and international experts from across the fields of medicine, social work and palliative care for a clear-eyed discussion of advanced planning and autonomy in later life.

Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava, geriatrician and oncologist Supriya Mohile, social worker and writer Melanie Joosten and palliative care activist Molly Carlile AM discuss senior activism, cultural differences and patient-centred medical approaches. 

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